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Hitler's Economic Policy
Hitler's aims

Drag Germany out of the world recession.
Solve unemployment (which he had promised to do).
Make Germany an 'autarchy' - self sufficient.
Get rid of Jewish industrialists and give their businesses to 'Aryans'
Transform the economy to focus on rearmament/war.


Biggest inherited problem.

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Were they a success?

Unemployment dropped quickly/wages rose slightly
Working hours went up to 49 hours per week in 1939, 52 in 1943 to over 60 by
There were fewer consumer goods
No trade union rights -replaced replaced by `Strength through Joy' - better
leisure opportunities.


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